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Quick and Easy Mold Removal from Walls

This is a video about removing mold from painted walls. According to the CDC mold spores can come into your house from the outside through open doorways, open windows or heating and cooling systems with outdoor intakes. Spores can also attach themselves to your clothing or your pets and be brought inside your house. Once inside, mold thrives and grows in moisture rich places, making the bathroom a common place to find mold.

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Why is it important to remove mold? Not only does It look gross but inhaling mold spores can cause respiratory problems, especially for people with asthma.

Prevention Tips:

Properly ventilating your bathroom when you are taking a bath or shower can help prevent mold.

Keep humidity levels your house to between 40% and 60% by using an air conditioner or dehumidifier during humid months.

Removing Mold

For the removal of the mold we have chosen to use two products that you can buy at your local home improvement store. Mold Armor Mold Blocker and Mold Armor Mildew and Mold Remover.

You need to be careful with these products. A mask, eye protection, rubber gloves and a ladder are recommended. Avoid leaving Mold Armor Mildew and Mold Remover on vinyl windows or plastic shower enclosures for more than 15 minutes.

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  1. Open your windows and turn on your bathroom fan so that you have good ventilation. Spray the Mold Armor Mildew and Mold Remover directly on the mold and let it sit for 30 minutes.

  2. After 30 minutes, using a wet sponge, wipe off the area. Most of the mold should be gone. If any remains, reapply the spray again and wipe it off with a sponge after 30 minutes.

  3. The last step was spraying the mold effected areas with Mold Armor Mold Blocker.

The video shows the mold on the ceiling portions has completely disappeared. On the top of the window, where the mold was the thickest, a second application was needed. After that, all the mold has disappeared.

While these products were successful, the drawback is the expense, these two bottles cost about $15.00 combined and we only need amall mount of each to remove the mold.

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Homemade Mold Remover:

  1. You can also make your own mold remover using bleach and water.

  2. Mix 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water.

  3. Wearing rubber gloves, use a sponge or rag to use the bleach mixture to remove the mold from the wall.

It will require a little more elbow grease than using the store bought removers, but it will work.

By Lewis from Port Orchard, WA

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January 18, 20120 found this helpful

That was a great video, I am going to look into getting that product!

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

I did some research as I had a moisture problem in my basement and everything started growing white fur. Since our house is small, I was using one of the basement rooms as my closet and all of my hanging clothes, shoes and purses molded during a particularly rainy period.

It seems that vinegar is far more effective than bleach for killing the mold and is much safer and easier to use also. I just put plain white household vinegar in a spray bottle and lightly sprayed on all my clothes (including the dry-clean only ones), shoes and purses; then wiped with a cloth on the heavy mold growth areas (which had started to eat into the lining of some of my husband's suits).

The only item of clothing I had to toss was one I had used bleach on. everything else cleaned like magic. I just let them set in the sun a little while for the odor to dissipate and you never knew they had been near mold or vinegar. Trust me...it works!

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

A quick update, the mold was removed about 2 months ago and none has returned.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

That worked well on walls but if it's gets on fabric bleach can be tricky. This works well for that and it's not too pricey - https://www.fur … ould_Remover.php

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